Air Show Planned for Myrtle Beach in 2018 U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Headline
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
JLC Air Show Management will host the first air show in Myrtle Beach in more than a decade. The announcement of the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show, to be hosted on April 28-29, 2018 at the Myrtle Beach International Airport, coincides with the official confirmation of the event's headliners. During the 2017 convention for the International Council of Air Shows in Las Vegas, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced plans to include the coastal Carolina venue in its 2018 air show schedule.
"Horry County Department of Airports is excited to partner with JLC Air Show Management and welcome the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show to the Grand Strand," said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports. "The opportunity to bring an air show back to Myrtle Beach, SC is fantastic news and should be an exciting community event. The format of the air show, with the Blue Angels as the headliner, embraces the rich military heritage of our community."
"We began discussions with airport officials and local organizations in anticipation of hosting an air show. It was our collective goal to bring the top talent the industry has to offer, including a military jet demonstration team," said John Cowman, JLC AirShow Management President. "We couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to host an air show on the same runways previously utilized by the U.S. Air Force. The news of the Blue Angels participation sets our plans in motion to deliver exactly what we intended and has exceeded our expectations for the first annual event."
The Blue Angels will perform in their six signature gold-and-blue F-18 Hornets known for their hard-charging demonstration of precision formation flying while pushing their aircraft to their limit. The Blue Angels have traveled throughout the world performing before millions of spectators. The team's flight demonstration is amazing and their involvement in local communities is inspiring.
"We are thrilled to help bring an air show back to Myrtle Beach," said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "We always welcome effective partnerships, in this case with Horry County, the Myrtle Beach International Airport, JLC Airshow Management, and of course the many talented performers. This is another great attraction for tourists to enjoy in our area during the spring season."